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Nature Picture Library Footage Focus: Fred Olivier

This month our footage spotlight shines on the work of French camerawoman Frederique Olivier.We represent more than 2000 of Fred’s video clips, covering a wide range of locations and subjects. She is particularly known for her work from the polar regions, but recent video also includes coverage from Utah and underwater material from the South…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: Florilegius

As its name suggests, Florilegius is positively blooming with an abundance of exquisite botanical illustrations, but there is much more besides. The speciality of Florilegius, which belongs to collector Richard Jeffery, is high quality, antiquarian prints, engravings and lithographs ranging from the 18th to early 20th century. Alongside plants and flowers are images covering other…

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British IP Day Celebrates its 5th Year

Alliance for IP press release – 1 July, 2020 Creators and businesses came together today to celebrate the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) to the UK’s economic and cultural life. Now in its fifth year, British IP Day offers the opportunity for those who rely on IP for their living to engage with policymakers to…

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Getty Images to be dedicated in-game esports photographers for FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships

Getty Images press release – 30 June, 2020. Getty Images to serve as the Exclusive Photographic Agency of Gran Turismo’s global lineup of esport events Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and Polyphony Digital Inc., creator of the Gran Turismo franchise, have today announced a deal that will see Getty Images’ world-class motorsport…

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Black Lives Matter – Getty Images external statement

Getty Images press release – June 15, 2020 At Getty Images, for too long, Black individuals have not mattered enough and that changes now – we can no longer wait. Why did we wait to issue an external statement? It is a fair question and we accept any criticism for the delay. We lack the…

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Reelin’ In The Years launches website dedicated to its expanding collection of music-related photographs

Reelin’ in the Years press release – 23 June, 2020. Reelin’ In The Years Productions, one of the world’s leading footage licensing companies, have announced the launch of a new website dedicated to their growing collection of music-related photographs, photos.reelinintheyears.com, featuring a fully searchable database. Known for their deep archive of music and entertainment footage,…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: Ad Lib Advertising Photographic Library

How would we approach requests for mid-1960s black and white stock photography of a model wearing only an incredibly big curly wig, a baby answering the telephone, window shopping on Carnaby Street and a lady in high heels stepping off the curb directly into a puddle? The answer would be to dive headlong into the…

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My4Corners: Corrado Piccoli & Gabriele Croppi

4Corners contributor Corrado Piccoli was an architect before he was a photographer, so we shouldn’t be too surprised if  one of his favourite images features a modern development like the Neuer Zollhof complex in Düsseldorf’s revitalized Harbour district. It’s his architectural grounding that makes Piccoli fascinated by people in their urban environment and their relationship…

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Nature Picture Library photographers in lockdown – part 2

From Australia to India and Galapagos to Norway, our photographers continue to tell us their lockdown stories. Read all about it in our new blog Photographers during lockdown around the world or browse our expanded gallery of lockdown images. We hope you’ll find inspiration and insight into some of the creative and personal challenges posed…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: Ida Kar

One of the best collections of portraiture represented at Mary Evans Picture Library is an outstanding selection of over 200 works by photographer Ida Kar (1908-1974). Many major art, literary, theatrical and radical political figures of the twentieth century are featured, often in intimate settings alongside their works or within their studios, dressing rooms and…

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Mary Evans Picture Library collection of the week: Vyntage Visuals

Vyntage Visuals is a collection of over 4000 black and white stock images with a European flavour dating back to the 1930s. Subjects include the expected stock themes of holidays, work, leisure and education, but the crisp quality and evocative atmosphere of this collection sets it apart, and makes it perfect for more creative projects,…

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Nature Picture Library photographers get creative in lockdown – part 1

How have photographers been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown? We asked our contributors to tell us their lockdown stories and to show us the photos they have managed to shoot in these difficult circumstances. We’ve been surprised at what they have managed to achieve – and how many fascinating subjects they found close to home!…